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Saturday, October 25, 2014


A little bat slept
under the eaves.
Each morning he'd beg
his mother, "Please,
tell me a bedtime story."

He wanted adventure
or fantasy,
but nothing that was
bloody or too gory.

Gory stories curled
little bat's hair
and gave him
an awful nightmare.

  Can you write a nightmare of a poem today?  Or you can just tell the story little bat wants to hear.  Have fun writing.


  1. Joy,
    I never thought about a bat having a nightmare. Sounds like a picture book to me. This has been a fun collection to read. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yes, you and I continue to have get story ideas for picture books. Hope you're having a great weekend dear friend.

  2. Joy,
    What a sweet poem. A story can soothe the roughest of nights.


    1. Thanks, Cathy. In this case the story was to soothe the the bat to sleep through the day.

  3. This is my third try at leaving a comment. I don't know what's going on! Anyway, this fits right in with all the Halloween-themed picture books I've been reading lately. I was surprised to see that bats have hair!

    1. Sorry you had so much trouble leaving a comment Rosi. You get the star award for diligence.
      Let me see if I've got this right. Bats are mammals. Only mammals can be carriers for rabies. And a mammal is defined by having hair and mammaries to feed their young. Fruit bats have lots of hair. Now you've got me wondering if Bats are the only flying mammal. I'm off to do some research. Thanks for spurring on my curiosity.